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The Challenge and Cost of Turnover Rates in Pig Barns
What You Can’t Do With a VFD
For some time now, livestock producers and veterinarians have been gaining an understanding of the new VFD rules.
Recommendations for a Late Soybean Harvest
Overcome the challenges associated with a late soybean harvest.
Beef Production Weaning 498 Pounds Per Cow Exposed
To truly measure progress, producers need to collect, analyze and report data, and set goals.
Court Ruling Requires Some Livestock and Poultry Farmers to Report Emissions by Nov. 15
Livestock and poultry farmers have to notify public agencies if their facilities are likely emitting over 100 lb. per day of either ammonia or hydrogen sulfide.
Harvesting and Storing Root Crops
Most garden crops have been harvested, but a few root crops remain.
Finding the Best Within Your Herd Through Calf Performance
Variations occur in every cowherd, and cattle should meet the producer’s goals.
Cattle Feeding Returns Improving
Cattle feeding profitability has been on a roller coaster ride the last couple of years.
Using Feed Testing to Control Variation
It's important to understand the feed we have, how to best use that feed, and how variation can affect those plans.
What Are My Options to Grow?
When exploring options of growth, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm's strategy.
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows' Waste
No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas.
The Challenge of Cow Size
The solution is finding moderately sized cows that produce steers to meet current market desires and specifications.
Soil Testing This Fall? Split Your Sample and Test for Soybean Cyst Nematodes
Consider splitting your soil sample and testing for soybean cyst nematodes on your bean stubble fields.
Winter Feeding Hay in the Field
Winter-feeding beef cattle on hay and pasture fields can minimize labor of hauling manure while still distributing fertilizing nutrients.
Current Corn Price Prospects
A price rally for corn in the short run may come from the supply side.
Avoid Costly Problems in the Spring by Proper Winterizing of Your Sprayer Now
Avoid potential problems next spring by giving your sprayer some TLC this fall.
Putting Manure Handling Safety Into Practice
As agricultural livestock producers, we should know the dangers of manure pit gases.
Importance of Pregnancy Detection in a Dry Year
By removing open or even late cows from the herd, valuable feed resources are saved for next year if drought conditions continue.
Keeping Your Equipment and Fields Fire Safe at Harvest
While getting the crop in is your first priority, don't make safety your second.
Late Fall Herbicide Treatments for Cover Crops?
Where cover crops have been planted , is a fall herbicide treatment still needed to help manage marestail?
New Dicamba Labels Impact Application Timing
The EPA recently announced changes to the new dicamba labels.
Farmers Desires for Enterprise Units Use Across County Lines
In a survey, farmers with land in different counties indicated a willingness to combine insurance units across county lines.
Understanding Manure Storage System Safety Risks
Many producers know and understand the risk associated with confined manure handling systems but accidents and deaths still occur because unwarranted risks are taken as manure is being handled and removed from the confined manure handling systems.
Soybean Acreage in 2018
The market is currently sending a signal of maintaining the record-high soybean acreage of 2017.
Long-term Cow-culling Rate, Replacement Rate and Cow Age
Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.
Timing Fall Nitrogen
With harvest, thoughts turn to application of fall ammonia.
Sound Cash Rental Decisions for Landowners
Cash rate should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.
Expectations for Corn and Soybean Prices Over the Next Five Years
U.S. Farm Sector Financial Performance
This article examines trends in return on assets and its components for the U.S. farm sector.
USDA Funds Organic Corn Breeding With $2 Million
The USDA announced it will invest nearly $2 million toward a University of Illinois project that will allow farmers, researchers, and consumers to participate in breeding corn optimized for organic production.
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